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#139 of 309 when AWD is engaged?
Feb 05, 2012 (5:29 am)
Just got a 2012 CRV EX AWD yesterday. However, I do know when the AWD will engage. Based on the menu, if "AWD" light is always on, it meas AWD has problems. If AWD light is blinking, means that AWD system is overheat and you should stop. so how can I know AWD is active and operate normally? BTW, when or how many miles should I do the first oil change?
#140 of 309 Re: when AWD is engaged? [taotao1]
Feb 05, 2012 (5:32 am)
Simple as if the light isn't on, then it should be working normally.
If you want to test it out, get on a loose or slippery surface, and from a stop hit the gas. you should "feel" the rear end grabbing too.
#141 of 309 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem
Feb 06, 2012 (5:07 am)
I have a new 2012 CR-V EX-L AWD with 1400 miles. According to the trip computer my gas mileage is well below what's expected. Honda advertises 22 city, 30 highway and 25 combined for an AWD. I got 24 on a purely highway trip and am getting 17 combined, and I've been using the economy feature. I have an appointment with the dealer for later this week, but am wondering if anyone has had this problem. Thanks.
#142 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [chaoskate]
Feb 07, 2012 (6:43 am)
Chaoskate, your message really got my attention. My husband and I were preparing to buy a new 2012 CR-V within the next 2-3 weeks and the gas mileage was one of the big selling points for us. I did a little research to see if I could find anyone else with the same complaint and I found this message on another website:
"Just bought a new CRV 2012 about 2 weeks ago. Nice car, however the gas mileage is terrible. 16 mpg in city. This is the same as my Father's 1998 Chevy, 8 cylinder, pickup.
I hear people tell me about breaking in the engine and winter blends. I have a hard time with this since I did not have to beak in my 2011 Camry for good mpg. It was getting about 30 mpg from day one.
As far as winter blends are concern - the Chevy Trruck is using the same kind of gas and is getting 16 mpg. "
This was written about a week ago according to the website: http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/2012-honda-crv-11162011.html
Please keep us updated on the results after you speak to the dealer. Also, I'll be interested in hearing from others. It's definitely a deal killer for us.
#143 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [chaoskate]
Feb 07, 2012 (6:47 am)
BTW, did you try to calculate your own mpg based on the number of gallons of gas added to vehicle vs. the number of miles driven? I was wondering if it could be a computer calculation issue rather than an actual mpg problem?
#144 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [caffy]
Feb 07, 2012 (7:32 am)
I got 2012 2WD EX last week.
put almost 400 miles and in city the trip computer shows 27.9 miles / gallon.
I will refill the tank tomorrow and will post more results next week.
#145 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [shyboy]
Feb 07, 2012 (10:21 am)
Thanks shyboy! That's encouraging. I'm anxious to hear the results next week.
#146 of 309 2012 CR-V MPG
Feb 07, 2012 (12:36 pm)
My wife just bought a 2012 CR-V EX-L RES. Her first fill-up averaged 27.8 MPG. 50/50 city and highway.
#148 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V MPG [ndmike88]
Feb 07, 2012 (3:24 pm)
We have had our 2012 CRV EX-L AWD for about 3 weeks now. Our trip computer is showing around 23mpg in eco mode and almost entirely city driving. I have not manually computed.